How to Properly Caramelize Onions

Hello loyal readers. It is time for yet another of my (soon to be) famous random informational posts! Last time we learned the basics of how to shoot a bow and arrow. Today we will be discussing something even cooler. How to properly caramelize onions. Now, just for the record, I can’t stand onions. They…

The Best Book for Artist Life-Drawing Templates

Anatomia Artistica is one of the best book series I’ve found for life drawing references. With thousands of drawings of every portion of human musculature and skeletal structure, this series is an excellent reference for all artists, whether your style is based in realism or caricature. This book series is “technically” in Spanish. I say…

A Little Light Reading…About Murder…

I picked up quite the lovely little book at the used book store the other day… The complete history of poisonings, but accidental and…otherwise. Fun Facts Gleaned From This Treasure: Did you know the term “Mad Hatters” came from the insanity brought on to these tradesmen through the mercury they used to soften hat leather?…

The “Book Nerd Rainy Day” Cocktail

Book Nerd Rainy Day Cocktail (Aka, The Earl Grey Masterpiece) Ingredients . 2 oz gin . 3/4 oz lemon juice . 1/2 to 3/4 oz earl grey simple syrup depending on desired sweetness (see recipe for instructions on how to make this) . (Optional) 1/2 of an egg white Simple Syrup Steep earl grey tea…

The Wolf in the Whale Review

In 1000 AD, a young Inuit shaman and a Viking warrior become unwilling allies as war breaks out between their peoples and their gods-one that will determine the fate of them all. “There is a very old story, rarely told, of a wolf that runs into the ocean and becomes a whale.” Born with the…

Aurora Burning Review

First, the bad news: an ancient evil–you know, your standard consume-all-life-in-the-galaxy deal–is about to be unleashed. The good news? Squad 312 is standing by to save the day. They’ve just got to take care of a few small distractions first. Like the clan of gremps who’d like to rearrange their favorite faces. And the cadre…

Aurora Rising Review – Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the academy would touch . . . A cocky diplomat with…

Why Did it Take so Long to Get Coronavirus Tests?

So… we have a pandemic. This sucks, but, fortunately, with proper mitigation techniques such as quarantine and proper disease modeling we can hopefully slow the spread and, therefore, save lives of people who would be shit out of luck when the hospitals get overrun. An integral part of implementing these techniques is being able to…

The Plague: And How to Eat Like a Post-Apocalyptic Survivor.

Wow, 2020 did NOT turn out the way anyone expected. However, I believe we, as a people, are up to the challenge, and can handle this in a responsible… *giggle*… a responsible and mature …*snort*… manner, where we all maintain social distancing at supermarkets and only take our share…*CACKLE*…*giggle*…*SNORT*…and…*FALLS TO THE FLOOR IN A HYSTERICAL…

Revolution Review

Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And her father has determined that accompanying him to Paris for winter break is the solution…

The Call Review

An extra creepy book review for Halloween… Author: Peadar O’Guilin Publication Date: August 30, 2016 Buy Now on Indiebound Set in Ireland, this fantasy horror novel introduces readers to a freaky reality: at any given time, on any given day, a teen’s world will go black, and when her senses return, she realizes she is…

The Immortal Rules

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies…

Fluffy Pink Evil

Do you remember the scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail where the knights decide to enter the cave because all they see is a cute fluffy bunny guarding the entrance? Then, so gruesome it’s comical, most of the knights get their throats torn out while everyone screams and runs in horror? Yeah. I…